Join us for an interactive session exploring how we relate to and move with robotic systems followed by guided tour of the Birch building.
30 November, 9.30–10.30am and 2:30-3:30pm (This event is FREE but registration is essential)
Join the ANU School of Cybernetics and the Australasian Dance Collective’s Artistic Director Amy Hollingsworth for an interactive session about our joint project, Arts and Agents—a supplementary research element to the Collective’s ambitious new work, Lucie in the Sky.
With Lucie, art and technology come together in a world-first project in which drones perform on stage with dancers, choreographed using human movement patterns to emulate emotions and personalities. The work invites the audience into a world where humanity and technology share vulnerabilities, hopes, and fears.
Through several interactive stations, we will explore how drones in Zurich and dancers in Brisbane come together to create Lucie and how the project provides useful models for thinking through and designing future relationships between people and collaborative robots who will work together intimately - in close physical proximity - to complete tasks in ways that are legible or understandable to those around them.
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This event is followed by a guided tour around Birch Building and through our exhibition Australian Cybernetic: a point through time.
This guided tour is optional, but bookings are essential. We have provided a separate but easy-to-do registration through this booking page. Tickets are limited, book yours ahead!
Our exciting exhibition and public program continue throughout the day to celebrate the official launch celebrations of both the ANU School of Cybernetics and the award-winning Birch Building. For the complete list of all events, visit our School launch page.